What: The Tory Burch Leather Burch Tote, the new love of my purse-life that has caused a discarded-purse-farm to start growing in the corner of my room.
Why I Can't Live Without It: I’m the kind of person who has to convince myself I need a new handbag. I mean really convince. My previous purse-of-the-moment had better be ripping at the seams before I allow myself to get a new one. Why? Because I'm shoes girl. But when I saw this bag on Bloomingdales.com for $395, the convincing and guilt I usually put on myself when I get a new handbag got thrown by the wayside – this bag is classic, stylish, well-made, and large enough for me to carry all my daily 'needs'. It's 17.5" W x 9.25" H x 4" D so I can fit my most essential item in it – my laptop. Yes, I'm a nerd, but I'm a fashionable nerd.
Too pricey for you? You'll think again when you realize how much of a steal this classic tote really is. Adorned with gold hardware and the Tory Burch logo punched into the leather, this bag is going to take me from this spring, through summer, and into fall '08. Surely I would buy more than $395 worth of lesser-priced handbags over the next 6 months, right? I’m sacrificing costume-carryalls this year and only going with designer bags in my attempt to grow a more classic wardrobe.
Get it: Bloomindales.com for $395